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Questions on a better ride 2006 F250 4x4 (Suspension Upgrades)

I'm thinking about installing a Leveling kit on my truck maybe even an airbag suspension on the rear to level things out when I tow. I want to hook up the boat first before I make this decision. I also want to keep the factory (20") wheels and tires. I do not want to get to aggressive with lift kits and larger tires. I do a lot of towing and the occasional 4x4 drive down the beach.
I'm also thinking on new shocks with this install and a steering stabilizer kit.

Where should I go to find leveling kits, airbag systems and steering stabilizer kits (brands)?

Help with links from this forum (info and builds)?

Will I need to look into a special type shock with a leveling kit?
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I've done a little digging and found these for the front of the truck. If I'm reading this correctly It will lift the front end 2.25".

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What about this one for the steering?

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your link shows a tundra coil over I think the ford is just replacement coils and shocks

if I were u I would not expect a better by much ride from any lift just the shocks and if u really want a minimal all in one kit look at ready lift lots of happy users post here

or build your own with a front coil spacer /new shocks all around ( while not necessary for a minimal lift the OEMs suck ) and dial in the rear using a block to match your desired height

fyi Bilsteins are a harsher ride than some other brands I preferred the adjustable Rancho's myself

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Teh dual steering stabilizer from rough country is awesome. It looks good, works good and for $150 ready to bolt on, ur not gonna beat it.


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I couldn't find a leveling kit from Rancho. Looks like everything on their site for ford leveling/adjustable shocks were for the F-150.

I do like the duel stabilizer from rough country, I just think it might be an overkill for the stock size tires.

Anyway for the rear of the truck

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go with icon suspension... i went with icon shocks and stabilizer and it rides better then most cars...

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if u have money to burn that looks decent but they don't lift the rear so I think you may get the cali sag look ?

but honestly I would piece my own and I would use Daystar 2.5" coil spacers and retain the oem coils then I would buy Rancho 9000 shocks and a replacment rear block in the height I determined I wanted the arse end to sit
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I will say I do not want that Cali sagging arse look. I'm sure I'll get that when I load up the boat, kids and all our gear. I do like the idea of lifting the front of the truck then checking the rear to make level. I want to see what's going to happen when I hook up and weight down.

I do like the icon but still leaning towards the Bilstein.

What are some pro's and con's on spacers and coil springs?

Still haven't spent to much time researching the rear air ride.
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I absolutely hate the lifts that make the truck sit nose high. It makes the truck look like it's got a bed full of gravel when it's not towing anything. Doesn't instill much confidence when towing.
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